Join us on Tuesday, September 19 at 9am Pacific Time when Kelly Perry, an IFTF Scenario Building alumna and Senior Technical Officer at FHI 360, a global development organization, will share the future-oriented design of her fellowship project, “The Clean Lantern.” Kelly’s mission is to center the stories of Thai people as she helps Thailand plan for its next thirty years of climate adaptation. She’ll share questions from her future visioning interviews with Thai clean air advocates, her efforts to integrate climate modeling data with future visioning, and how she had to adapt futures content for the Thai context. Kelly is seeking suggestions on the right kind of deliverable as she wraps up her foresight project. Come learn from Kelly’s foresight work and help her brainstorm the right futures product for her audience.
Kelly Perry is a Thai American writer, researcher and strategist from Chiang Mai, Thailand, working toward environmental justice and health equity at the intersection of community-driven climate action and storytelling. Kelly conducts global public health and climate research and spearheads Asia Pacific strategy on climate and health projects.
Kelly has worked in Thailand, Morocco, South Africa, and the US. She has published peer-reviewed articles with colleagues and organizations in countries across Asia and the Pacific and has had work presented at global conferences. She is an inaugural Brown University Information Futures Lab fellow working to center citizen science in climate and air pollution action, a 2022 Emerging Voices for Global Health fellow, a member of the Wedu women’s leadership development nonprofit’s Board of Directors, and an adjunct professor at UNC Chapel Hill. She has an MPH from UNC Chapel Hill and a BA from Vanderbilt University. Kelly loves hiking, communing with nature, and spending time with her Thai bangkaew dogs.